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How to show a presentation from a laptop with sound

This guide shows “How to play show a presentation from a laptop with sound”. It assumes you know how to set your laptop to play from a remote screen (but it will probably automatically go into that mode when it detects an HDMI device). If sound is not required you can skip steps 5 & 6.
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Turn on Booth Power

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(1) Go to the right hand side of the stage

(2) Push down the switch marked "Booth Power"

3 Switch on power above the booth

Turn on Sound System

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(4) Open booth lid and secure against wall and open door

(5) Switch on amplifier

(6) Switch on mixer
(ensure all slide controls are at 0)

Lower Screen (Note: Once the screen is going down you must hit the "stop" button to stop it)

(7)Turn on Screen power & open curtains using drawstring (open is front)

(8) You can lower the screen using the remote pointing at the control box above curtain (see Picture 1) Note need to "STOP" screen at bottom

(9) Alternatively you can use the control box above the curtain (stage right --see Picture 1))

Turn on Projector

(10) Turn on switch labelled "Projector Power" (on right hand side towards stage)

(11) The light on the projector will shine "red"

(12) Point the remote at the projector and press "On". The light will turn blue (flash then solid)

Connect Laptop

(13) Unclip "flying" HDMI lead, with red markers, and plug into your laptop

(14) Turn on the HDMI switch
(on front towards the amplifier)

(15) Point HDMI Remote at box to select channel 3 by pressing the "3" button or pressing "M" until 3 selected.

(16) Control volume using slides "Channel 7" and "master" and/or from your laptop controls

At the end of your session carry out the following as applicable, depending on what you have used:

  • Set all mixer slides to zero (Picture 16)
  • Switch off HDMI switch (Picture 14);
  • Switch off: mixer (Picture 6) amplifier (Picture 5);
  • Disconnect HDMI leads from your laptop and clip back (Picture 13)
  • Switch off projector using remote (Picture 12)
  • Switch off Projector power at wall (once projector cooling fan has stopped) (Picture 10)
  • Raise screen (Picture 8/9), turn off screen power and close curtains (Picture 7)
  • Return remotes to their containers (for screen, projector, HDMI switch)
  • Close Booth lid and door (Picture 4)
  • Turn off Booth Power above booth (Picture 3) and on stage (Picture 2).
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